North Carolina Palm Trees

You can grow palm trees in the warm areas of North Carolina. North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with short mild winters and warm humid summers. Average January temperatures range from 46-56°F (7-13°C). Average July temperatures range from 83-90°F (28-32°C). North Carolina is threatened by hurricanes and tropical storms during summer and early fall. North Carolina on average gets about 5 inches (130 mm) of snow a year across the state.

The warmest temperature ever recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the lowest was –34°F (–37°C).  North Carolina USDA hardiness zones range from 5b to 8b.

North Carolina USDA Zones

North Carolina usda zones

Growing Palm Trees in North Carolina

North Carolina has warm areas where you can grow cold hardy palms. Here is a list of palm trees that can grow in North Carolina:

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Major Cities in North Carolina

Asheville – Hardiness Zone 7a
Charlotte – Hardiness Zone 7b
Durham – Hardiness Zone 7b
Fayetteville – Hardiness Zone 7b
Greensboro – Hardiness Zone 7a
Greenville – Hardiness Zone 7b
Raleigh – Hardiness Zone 7b
Wilmington – Hardiness Zone 8a
Winston-Salem – Hardiness Zone 7a

Find your hardiness zone

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~Susan Brian

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  1. Dawn says

    I live in Winston Salem nc I want a pigmy palm and a sago palm bush for my yard will it survive

  2. Julie says

    What zone is Hickory nc want to plant some dwarf palms or trees get no bigger than 10′

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